The partnership approach involves collaboration between VIS, RA, RV and the two Melbourne based Performance Clubs, Mercantile Rowing Club and Melbourne University Boat Club, with the aim to develop categorised athletes within the national pathway and progress them towards the Rowing Australian National Training Centres.
Historically the Victoria has been a dominant force in the Australian rowing landscape, with sustained success in national and international competition and a large representation on the national team at benchmark events.
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
The 2018 World Rowing Championships concluded with VIS having scholarship holders in three podium finishing teams, including the Women’s Eight, Men’s Eight and Women’s Coxless Four in Plovdiv, Bulgaria over the weekend.
Monday, 30 July 2018
Ria Thompson has finished fifth at the 2018 World Rowing U23 Championships in the Women’s Double Scull with Harriet Hudson.
Monday, 02 July 2018
VIS rower Skyla Froebel was a part of the Women’s Eight and Women’s Four who placed second to New Zealand on both occasions in tough head winds and choppy waters.
Monday, 25 June 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport rowers have brought home a gold and bronze medal at the World Rowing Cup II in Linz, Austria.
Monday, 04 June 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport’s, James Rook, will be coxing the women’s eight at the upcoming Rowing World Cup.
Monday, 30 April 2018
Victorian Institute of Sport rowers Ria Thompson and Skyla Froebel named to represent Australia at the World Rowing Championships and 2018 Trans-Tasman Regatta, respectively.
Monday, 26 March 2018
The VIS rowers were among the best at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, which included a Gold medal to World 2k Ergo Record holder Josh Dunkley-Smith.
Tuesday, 13 March 2018
Josh Dunkley-Smith has broken the 2000m indoor rowing World Record by setting a time of 5:35.8 seconds.
Monday, 05 March 2018
VIS scholarship holders medalled in eleven different events at the 2018 Victorian Rowing Championships on the weekend.
Friday, 22 December 2017
We are pleased to announce that Simon Gadsden has been appointed the new Head Coach of the VIS/ Victorian Performance Pathway (VPP) Rowing program.
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- Lucy Stephan & Katrina Werry – 1st Place, Women’s Coxless Four
- Angus Widdecombe & James Rook – 2nd Place, Men’s Coxed Pair (Non-Olympic Class)
- Alice Arch – 2nd Place Lightweight Women’s Quad (Non-Olympic Class)
- Lucy Stephan & Katrina Werry – 1st Place, Women’s Four, 2017 FISA World Cup II, Poznan, POL & 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Josh Booth & Josh Dunkley-Smith – 1st Place, Men’s Pair, 2017 Holland Bekker Regatta, Amsterdam & 2nd Place, Men’s Pair, 2017 Henley Royal Regatta, London.
- Liam Donald – 1st Place, U23 Men’s Four, 2017 FISA U23 World Championships, Bulgaria.
- Fergus Hamilton – 1st Place, Junior Men’s Double Scull, 2017 FISA Junior World Championships, Lithuania.
- Tim Masters & James Rook – 2nd Place, Men’s Eight, 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Alice Arch – 1st Place, Lightweight Women’s Quad (non-Olympic class), 2017 FISA World Cup III, Lucerne, SWI.
- Joshua Dunkley-Smith broke the long-standing world record for the 2km Ergo with a time of 5.35.8
2016 Rio Olympic Games
▪ Joshua Booth, Joshua Dunkley-Smith & Will Lockwood – Men’s Coxless Four - Silver
▪ Karsten Forsterling – Men’s Quad Scull - Silver
▪ Jennifer Cleary – Women’s Quad Scull